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Review: Is XandrosOS Linux too user friendly?

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You can't be all things to all people without alienating someone...
Here we've got SLP (Service Location Protocol), IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), SunRPC (portmap) and NetBIOS active. As we saw in the services interface, NFS (Network File System), and Samba (SMB) are enabled by default. These are all handy items, but risky on the Internet. They should all be disabled by default and enabled only as needed.

Thus Xandros is like Windows XP in the worst way possible: it makes dangerous "features" available to everyone whether they need them or not, so that using them will be easy, while neglecting to consider the routes to exploitation that they open. And like Windows XP, Xandros doesn't enable packet filtering by default.
 read more | mail this link | score:6615 | -Ray, February 17, 2004
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